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Aerial surveys document ocean debris around Hawaii

June 1, 2016 HONOLULU — A study of the eight main Hawaiian islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that most of it is not linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami... more »»

Big Isle project stalled by lead, arsenic

May 30, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Contaminated soil has halted redevelopment of a Hilo public housing complex. The housing site has been empty for over 10 years, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reporte. more »»

Oahu school complex to let students with lice stay in class

May 29, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu students who get lice next school year can stay in schools that are included in a new state Department of Education policy. Schools currently send students home for treatment. more »»

Fishing season for moi to close

May 29, 2016 The fishing season for moi, or the Pacific threadfin, will be closed from June through August in Hawaii waters, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resource. more »»

Stolen dog returned to Kauai animal shelter

May 29, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — A Kauai animal shelter welcomed back one of six dogs that was stolen from the facility after the animal was found wandering along a highway. more »»

Telescope company, foes want hearings officer replaced

May 28, 2016 HONOLULU — Opponents of a giant telescope and the nonprofit company that wants to build it on Mauna Kea agree on something: It’s time for a new hearings officer to oversee proceedings for the... more »»

World’s largest sponge found in Hawaiian waters

May 28, 2016 HONOLULU — Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty bi. more »»

Hanabusa begins run for Congress

May 28, 2016 HONOLULU — Former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has begun the process to run for the congressional seat that will be left vacant by U.S. Rep. Mark Taka. more »»

Groups move to protect Pearl Harbor’s historic moorings

May 28, 2016 HONOLULU — The National Park Service and the nonprofit group Pacific Historic Parks on Wednesday launched an effort to win grant money to preserve historic Pearl Harbor battleship moorings. more »»

State could be first to file gun owners with FBI

May 25, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in... more »»

5 dead in crash of tour plane on Kauai

May 24, 2016 HONOLULU — Five people died after a skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire on Kauai, one of two plane crashes reported Monday in the islands. It happened about 9:30 a.. more »»

Man convicted in theft of spear tip from statue

May 23, 2016 HILO (AP) — A man has been convicted of taking the spear tip from the statue of King Kamehameha in September. more »»

Autistic student’s family sues over graduation

May 22, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The family of an autistic student is suing over the 19-year-old’s graduation. more »»

Pro-telescope Hawaiians seek hearing participation

May 21, 2016 HONOLULU — A Native Hawaiian nonprofit educational corporation that’s supportive of building a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea is asking to participate in a hearing for the project’s construction... more »»

Takai will not seek re-election

May 21, 2016 HONOLULU — Rep. Mark Takai has announced he will not seek a second term in Congress due to health problems. more »»

Honolulu to settle suit from lesbians jailed after kissing

May 21, 2016 HONOLULU — Honolulu has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit from two gay women who allege a police officer wrongfully arrested them after seeing them kissing in a grocery store. more »»

Hundreds attend funeral for 3 killed on Big Island

May 21, 2016 HILO (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered for memorial services for a woman and her two children who were shot to death in their home on the Big Island this month. more »»

Board changes Hawaii teacher evaluation policy

May 20, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii teachers will no longer have their performance evaluations directly tied to students’ standardized testing scores under a change approved by state education officials. more »»

Hawaii scholars study chances of giant Alaska quake, tsunami

May 19, 2016 HONOLULU — A new study by University of Hawaii researchers says there’s a 9 percent chance that an earthquake measuring magnitude 9 or greater will strike Alaska’s Aleutian Islands within the next 5... more »»

Hawaiian Airlines pilots vote to authorize strike

May 19, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines pilots have voted to allow their union representatives to call for a strike if contract talks don’t end in a new collective bargaining agreement. more »»



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